Posts tagged IPL
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; April 18, 2013)
Akshay Kumar and his team’s recent appearance at one of the matches of the ongoing IPL season in Kolkata set a lot of tongues wagging. The cast of Ekta’s Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again was accused of wearing promotional T-shirts at an event that had specifically banned any film promotions.
After sources say that the cameras at the match were specifically asked not to be focussed on the film’s team, Akshay apparently is now extremely miffed at the way the event was handled.
An insider from Akki’s camp says, “The plan of the makers had totally backfired. Akshay is mighty annoyed with Ekta after the entire drama at the IPL. First the makers made Akshay travel all the way to Kolkata and then couldn’t even manage to get adequate coverage on national television.”
Apparently Akki was also upset at the overwhelming support his archrival Shah Rukh Khan (owner of Kolkata Knight Riders) got after the cameras caught him at the stadium but all that Akshay and his team managed to receive was just a loud round of applause.
So much so that insiders now say that the actor has asked Ekta to revamp the entire marketing plan around the film. What will happen now? Our guess is as good as yours.
Garima Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; March 5, 2013)
Rochelle Maria Rao is set to make her foray into television soon. The Miss India International 2012 is one of the two new girls who will be anchoring the post-match analysis show for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League (IPL). Bigg Boss girl Karishma Kotak will be the other newcomer on the show.
Rochelle also walked the ramp in Mumbai during the bridal week last year and is soon going to make her filmi debut too. We hear that she has signed a film down South with a Telugu A-lister and will begin shooting for it in a few months.
Weeks before he leaves for LA, the aspiring actor tells us why he is just not interested in Bollywood or the family name
Chandrima Pal (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 7, 2012)
It has been an eventful two and half years for Sidhartha Mallya. He managed his father’s IPL team, dated one of the top-billed actresses, kissed her in a packed stadium, broke up with her, made it to headlines, and ran four marathons in two countries. And now, the 25-year-old is all set to wrench himself free from the Mallya tag and fly solo – all the way to Hollywood. With a portfolio shot by a leading glamour photographer.
At a suburban five star, over a plate of “no oil – no butter” spaghetti that he is systematically decimating, Sidhartha, in his pucca Brit accent, orange spectacles and muscle-tee, tells us in no uncertain terms, that he is just not interested in his father’s legacy. And how he could have easily made a career in Bollywood, but prefers a bigger challenge instead.
ONLINE EXPERIMENT From the looks of it, Sidhartha’s online IPL show was a test case. And it has worked to his advantage. “The feedback has been fabulous,” he says enthusiastically about Beyond Boundaries. “There have been many offers from TV channels who want to adopt the format. I am told I am a natural before the camera.”
And though he admits to have been toying with several of these options, he is clear about what he will not be doing: “No sitting on a couch and gossiping about personal lives. That is not me.” He tells us, More >
Boman Irani, who plays a Parsi in his next, feels young filmmakers can finally break the cinematic stereotypes built around communities
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; June 5, 2012)
Being a thorough secular setup, Hindi films over the time have portrayed the multi-cultural India. But in the process, certain communities have been shown in a rather stereotypical way.
A proud Parsi, Boman Irani feels it’s part and parcel of cinema and there’s not much one can do about it except laugh. Belonging to the depleting “tribe of 67,000 Parsis”, he points out that Basu Chatterjee’s Khatta Meetha explored the community without making it look like a caricature. In a freewheeling tête-à-tête, Boman also shares his thoughts on cricket, theatre and his son’s impending Bollywood debut.
Let’s begin with the hackneyed question — how is it like being a Parsi and playing a Parsi on screen? I find it very similar to playing any other person with any other backdrop. For instance, I might be portraying a Parsi in five different films but none of them are similar to each other. Every single character varies from one another and that’s how an actor operates.
So how do you know that you’ve done a good job essaying a Parsi role? When a fellow Parsi comes over to me and says that I’ve done well. Simple. Similarly, when I’m playing a Punjabi unless a Sardarji feels that I’ve done justice to the role, I won’t be sated.
Don’t you think Parsis are stereotyped when it comes to cinema? The world is full of More >
KKR Co-owner Shah Rukh Khan Discusses The Team’s Win, Brand SRK And Controversies
K Shriniwas Rao | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; June 1, 2012)
IPL champions…. How does it sound? Whenever I have thought of winning the IPL, I kept telling myself I’ll fight for it, I deserve it, and everyone believes in me, I can do it. But when my team actually won it, I realised – of course, in a very beautiful way – there was just a feeling of emptiness. I think this victory has been a great lesson in life. When you believe in something and you get it, it becomes all the more bigger.
Is it a personal triumph? Yes, winning the IPL had become a personal thing for me. I used to read, watch on television, what is being written and said about me. Sometimes it was personal. They said Shah Rukh doesn’t know how to run a team, he is going through a mid-life crisis. There were insinuations that me and Jay (Mehta) were interfering too much, getting into the cricketing side. Some things I read weren’t nice. Some politician came out the other day and said Bollywood should not be allowed in IPL. My question is if Bollywood can be allowed in the parliament, why not IPL? What kind of logic is that?
According to people IPL is about parties, drugs, Bollywood! Not sport? Isn’t sport a good thing? People have a few beers after a match and it becomes a controversy. That day after the final, some channel reported that champagne was being opened. I wasn’t there but I was just hoping they don’t make another More >
A stranger who sneaked into the actor’s vanity van, was tackled by him before being handed over to the cops. The man says he wanted to check IPL scores
BOMBAY TIMES (Mat 7, 2012)
Cricket in India is not just a sport. It is a religion for some who build temples for their favourite batsmen and bowlers. It also re ignites the feeling of patriotism in every Indian heart time and again. It is the pitch where not just the eleven players, but also a zillion other celebrities showcase their talents. The last one brought into prominence by a more recent form of the sport titled IPL or the Indian Premier League. And on Saturday, Akshay Kumar on the sets of his production Oh My God!, got a taste of the condition better known as IPL fever in a rather shocking way.
While the crew was busy celebrating Akshay’s dressman Shafiq’s birthday, a local drug addict entered the actor’s vanity van. And when the Khiladi came in to check on the score of the ongoing IPL match between Kolkata and Pune, he came face to face with the strange man apparently doing the same. And while the cricketers continued with their game on TV, a different kind of sport (read wrestling) ensued on front of the television screen.
A source from the sets told Mirror, “Everyone in the unit was busy celebrating. Akshay decided to go into his van and check the cricket score. He was shocked to see an unidentified man in his room.”
The actor known for his training in martial arts sprung to action. As his natural defence More >
The cricketer has his eyes set on Hindi films after the IPL
Taniya Talukdar (BOMBAY TIMES; May 6, 2012)
Cricketer Cris Gayle, it seems, is seriously looking at a Bollywood career in the near future. “I am going to rock Bollywood and take it away from Salman Khan,” says Chris with a smile, adding, though, that he hasn’t seen a single Bollywood film yet! We dig a little further to check if the mighty cricketer is pulling a fast one but Chris says it all with a straight and serious expression, “Shah Rukh will sort it out for me, I am sure.” He adds, “I did joke about it with Shah Rukh, but I am seriously looking for a big break in Hindi movies next year. I do see myself doing a Bollywood film and even music videos for that matter. Gayle storm will hit Bollywood soon.”
Chris has danced with Shah Rukh on stage in the past, and though he hasn’t met many Bollywood sirens other than Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty, he finds a few of them quite pretty. “I am sure all the heroines would want to meet me, just ask them!” says Chris with a cheeky grin.
And while Chris is looking forward to being selected to play for his country (West Indies) once he heads back home after the IPL, the cricketer admits that he has received “more love in India than back home”.
The hectic IPL schedule has left little time for the cricketer to rest, but Chris isn’t complaining. In fact, he is happy to be here and entertain people with his shots. Talking about the Gaylestorm, he says, “To me it means More >
Shah Rukh Khan has high hopes from the young players in his IPL team this season
Seema Sinha (BOMBAY TIMES; April 25, 2012)
Even though Shah Rukh Khan is busy with his Yash Chopra film costarring Katrina Kaif, he will take time off to boost the spirits of his IPL team. Says the actor, “I am shooting currently, but when I get eight to 10 days free, I will fly down to Kolkata to watch the matches.”
“Hopefully, I will complete the film by July and take a couple of months off. Only then will I decide what to do next,” adds Shah Rukh, squashing reports saying that he will start Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express this year. “I have been reading these reports, but I have not decided when I will start shooting.”
On another note, the actor is all praise for Katrina. “I do a few films every year, and when I work with young actors, I learn a lot as they have a different way of doing scenes. Katrina is a stupendous actor. She approaches every scene differently, and as a co-star I have to adapt differently. That give and take has been absolutely fantastic,” says SRK, adding that Anushka Sharma will soon join them in the film’s next schedule.
Coming back to the IPL, Khan is confident about the performance of his team this season. Does he have any strategies up his sleeve? “I don’t strategise…I am just an owner and support the team. We have some wonderful minds this time and they have been working very hard. I am glad that the younger boys have been doing very well. I have always been a More >
Actor Tom Alter feels that IPL represents what has gone wrong with cricket; says something beautiful has become crass
Caroline D’Cruz (BOMBAY TIMES; April 16, 2012)
Veteran actor Tom Alter hates stereotypes and the fact that people still remember the negative roles he played on screen. “Those negative roles constitute only about 5% of the films I’ve done. I have been about 350 films and all types of characters in them,” he asserts. One would expect the affable actor to talk some more about films and theatre, but that again, would be stereotypical, of course. So instead, the actor picks up a very unlikely subject — the Indian Premiere League. “It’s all about greed and revenge…,” he says.
He further says, “I cannot stand the IPL. It’s my personal opinion, but it’s all about greed and revenge, I feel revenge against Kapil Dev, because he started the ICL, and greed, because they wanted more and more money. It represents what has gone wrong with cricket. Something very beautiful, like cricket, has become very crass. Some people who are needy have become greedy and now we have things in cricket that we don’t need. We have gone way beyond cricket. The IPL is nothing about need,” says the actor.
Commenting on Dhoni’s 700 crore contract Tom says, “You’ve got people like Dhoni saying, ‘this time the TRPs will be better’. Is he talking about a TV show or cricket? Someone like Dhoni has obviously been told to say such a thing. There were four coloured pages in the newspaper More >
By IANS (MID-DAY; April 11, 2012)
A complaint was filed in a court here Monday against Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for publicly smoking at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium during an Indian Premier League (IPL) match Sunday between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders, a lawyer said.
The complaint was submitted in the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate. The court has fixed April 12 for hearing in the matter.
Shah Rukh Khan greets the crowd during a match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Pic/AFP
“Smoking publicly is banned in Rajasthan since 2000. However, Shah Rukh Khan was smoking publicly in front of thousands of spectators. The actor was broadcast live while smoking on the TV channel which was showing the match,” said lawyer Nem Singh Rathore who filed the complaint on behalf of Jaipur Cricket Academy director Anand Singh Rathore.
The lawyer said that spectators were being allowed into the stadium only after frisking.
“The police was confiscating any objectionable items including cigarettes while frisking. However, it seems Shah Rukh was allowed to carry the cigarette packet into the stadium which is negligence on part of the police also,” the complainant said.
Shah Rukh is the co-owner of the Kolkata side.